The Policy Failures Exposed by The New York Times’ Nail Salon Investigation

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By David Cooper, Economic Analyst, Economic Policy Institute An eye-opening story published last week by The New York Times revealed how manicurists in New York’s booming nail salon industry are subject to brazen exploitation. Workers are exposed to dangerous chemicals, expected to work...
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Arctic Folly

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By Jonathon Berman, Sierra Club Yesterday, the Obama administration approved Shell Oil’s exploration plan to begin drilling in the Arctic’s Chukchi Sea, despite common sense and science forewarning the potentially catastrophic outcome. In 2012, the world had a front-row seat to view how Shell...
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